American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act or process of burying.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A grave or place of sepulture; a tomb.
- n. The act of burying; specifically, the act of burying a deceased person; sepulture; interment; the act of depositing a dead body in any place where it is intended to remain.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A grave; a tomb; a place of sepulture.
- n. The act of burying; depositing a dead body in the earth, in a tomb or vault, or in the water, usually with attendant ceremonies; sepulture; interment.
- n. the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave
- n. concealing something under the ground
- Old English byrgels, from byrgan "to bury" + -els (Wiktionary)
- Middle English buriel, back-formation from buriels (taken as pl.), from Old English byrgels; see bhergh-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Denying the burial is a blatant denial of our free exercise of religion.”
“We finally talked to someone at SCI, a spokesperson there, who told us that the cemetery employees disclosed what they called burial issues in 2007, that SCI investigated and confirmed.”
“Unfortunately, it is likely that much of the money will go into what I call the burial fund--money to pay off workers to retire early and give up benefits; money to guarantee medical care; money for the infamous Jobs Bank that pays workers for years not to work.”
“Last week, the group came together and built 22 tiny caskets, which they call burial cradles.”
“The unusual burial is thought to be the result of an ancient vampire-slaying ritual.”
“So to identify the remains, and then re-inter them with the proper burial is also an objective, Vanstone said.”
“Mr. MATHENY: This tape, this tape's burial is occurring on ...”
“The same plate tectonics that provides the locations and conditions for anoxic burial is also responsible for the geologic paths that these sedimentary basins subsequently take.”
“But as things stand, the Town has obviously backed down in hopes the matter will blow over, and any danger of action against the Dergah when they conduct their next burial is remote.”
“Forced to stay with Nora's body (for which the rabbi sends a crew bearing a shroud and dry ice to keep the body until burial is possible), Jose begins to see Nora's hand in everything that is happening.”
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